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Kendal Mountain Festival is the UK's premier mountain film festival celebrating adventure, culture and environment. We accept and screen feature and short films on a broad range of subjects. We are always interested in work that focuses on mountains, mountain culture, mountaineering and climbing.

At the heart of the Festival is the International Film Competition, which awards 12 films prizes through an independent jury. They are the Grand Prize, Judges Special Prize, Best Short Film, Best Environment Film, Best Mountaineering Film, Best Adventure & Exploration Film, Best Climbing Film, Best Culture, Best Adventure Sport, Best Sound, Best Visual, People's Choice. There is also 4 Film Active prizes awarded to young filmmakers.

The film competition sees over 250 films submitted each year, which is shortlisted to around 70 with inclusion decided on merit and quality.

Films are screened in 10 venues across Kendal with last year’s totalling 422 screenings over 100 film sessions.

We attract many film premières (World, European or national) every year - the Festival is acknowledged by filmmakers as the foremost opportunity to showcase their latest films and many plan their production schedule for the year around the event.

For 2016, our Film Jury included Paul Diffley, Joanna Croston, Nick Bullock , Natasha Brooks, and was chaired by Keme Nzerem.

Click HERE to see the winning films from 2016 Festival

THE CLOSING DATE IS THE 10th September 2017

To enter hit the button below

Film Freeway

Kendal Mountain Festival accepts entries via

FILM ACTIVE FILM COMPETITION - Film Active is Kendal Mountain Festival's youth film programme with the aim of encouraging young people to share their outdoor adventures online and at the Festival. It’s a unique stage for young people to showcase their outdoor filmmaking skills to the best in the industry.

There will be awards and prizes for best school/youth group, best family and also an open prize for best under 15 and under 18 entry. Free to enter!

More details and the entry process for Film Active will be available soon. 

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